What started out of a practical need for bright colored golf balls, easier to see in low light and poor conditions, has grown into a variety of customized balls to suit every person.
Many tools out there include a sharpie and ability to draw a straight line on your ball to differentiate it from the rest of your foursome (when you’re all playing ProV1s) or to add a personalized touch. Those personalized touches are now commercialized with many companies, like Vice Golf, offering custom balls available for purchase in low quantities.
On the other spectrum, there’s a whole lot of fun that a manufacturer can have when the criteria is fun, colourful and different.
Putting on our marketing hats, we had a fun brainstorming session to make some personal about each of the players who chooses to use these balls. This isn’t for you to start seeing stereotypes on the golf course, but it is definitely showing off the lighter side of golfing and maybe giving you some ideas for your next gift for the golfer on your list.
Here’s our top 5 Characters on the Golf Course who refuse to use a standard white ball.
His ball tells you a lot: he’s fanatical about his sports. Although golf is a sport, his golfing buddies often debate whether he goes golfing just to talk shop about his favorite team. It might be the place he went to college, played in college or where his kids are going to college. Or it might be the team he’s been rooting for since his childhood.
You’re confident that there’s a bumper sticker (or two) on his car in the parking lot that matches his golf balls… And golf shirt, hat, head covers and bag.No question about passion here… But no idea on how he’ll play that day. If his team just lost a game, you might see a club or two go in the pond.
2. Emojii Emily
Barely says a word. Her ball changes on each tee box based on how she played the last hole. With a whole range of emojis to choose from and to avoid a Captain Holt level of confusion about how she felt that last hole went, well explain each of these wonderful golf ball Emoji’s.
3. Retro Ryan
Likely to be sporting a neon shirt, sneakers from a few decades ago (that now have a golfing version) and a mullet peeking out from under his painters hat, Ryan’s golf balls are certainly from the 1980s as well. This collection of neon golf balls are certainly 80s colors.
Never losing his ball and full of Caddyshack references, Retro Ryan is on the top of your list when you need to round out your foursome at the last minute.
4. Old School Owen
Stuck in the glory days of college, Old School Owen is inspried by the movie, Old School, but we truly hope there isn’t any streaking on the golf course!
Owen could also be called “inappropriate” by traditionalists or even kicked off the course for his bad jokes and fowl mouth. The game’s got to grow and questionable characters might be a good place to find new golfers who would love dish out 18 holes of jokes, puns and stories.
Check out these balls that are just as questionable as Old School Owen.
5. Matte Matt
He might be close to adding an “e” to the end of his name as he’s obsessed with everything being “frozen,” “matte” or “flat.”
His car, phone case, appliances and now… Golf balls! The color is what attracted Matt to these matte balls, but apparently they perform better. I’m sure Matt won’t let you forget that.
Got any colourful characters that you play golf with? We’d like to talk about them and their golfing stereotypes! Let us know in the comments below what your favourite moment is!
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